Genetic Counseling/Family Planning
Parenting a medically complex child, and deciding to have another child.
“It took us five years before we decided to have another child. I still say it was the most courageous decision I’ve ever made.” June MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW, mother of Katie (28) — who is medically complex and likely has Rett Syndrome — and Alissa (23) — speaks about how consuming Katie’s early care was and how it took a lot of courage to have another child in the absence of knowing whether Katie’s condition was genetic. “The only way I got through the pregnancy was by not entertaining thoughts of ‘What if.'”